posted August 23, 2002 09:55 AM
Where exactly do you measure front ride heights on a 2000 Rocket Chassis?
NRG77 Dirt Full Roller
Total posts: 31
posted September 03, 2002 02:21 AM
Beats me, I'm still trying to figure out my ride height on my old Bullitt chassis. We used to set the ride height on our sprint car measured from a marked spot on the shop floor before each race. We then duct taped the shock collars and replaced them with radius rods for the trip to the track. Most of the late model guys seem to measure the height in the front from the bottom of the chassis rail to the top of the lower control arm and in the back from the bottom of the axle to the top of the lower rail (if you have a lower rail). I'm told that the measurements on our Bullitt should be 2-1/4 on the L front, 2-3/4 R front and 7" in the rear. The rear seems off but the front looks ok with those dimensions. I also read in some old notes I found that you can also set the upper control arms at 13deg down and that also should be close. This does not seem to be a very accurate way to measure so I will use the shop floor to chassis distance once I figure out what it should be. Good luck. TC
Race77 Dirt Newbie
Total posts: 2
posted September 06, 2002 09:41 AM
Thanks for the info. We have measured from the lower control arm to the bottom of the frame rail. This is apparently what the chassis builder recommends.
gphillips Dirt Roller
Total posts: 20
posted September 26, 2002 11:56 AM
We always measure the front ride heights from the bottom side of the front frame rails to the top of the lower control arms. This is on GRT's.